Next week is National Library Week! Join with us next week and celebrate how libraries transform lives. Why not share your story with a staff member? Or, try something new. If you usually read mysteries, try a memoir. If you usually just check out books, sign up for a class. Discover new and exciting ways your life can be transformed by the library.
The Honorary Chair of National Library Week is Gene Luen Yang, award-winning graphic novelist. For more than 15 years, his work has enticed readers to explore stories with dynamic illustrations and thought provoking plots. Yang transformed the traditional form of books and reading with his 2006 graphic novel American Born Chinese.
Other notable successes include the popular comics adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender and the New York Times bestselling graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints– also a National Book Award Finalist, and the first ever graphic novel to win the LA Times Book Prize for Young Readers. His latest series, Secret Coders (with Mike Holmes), features kids and computers, plus a mystery.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be Honorary Chair of National Library Week,” said Yang. “Libraries were such an important part of my childhood, and they’re an important part of my life today. I visit my local library to research, to read, to write, and to be inspired. I’m deeply grateful for our nation’s libraries and librarians.”
Next week, pick up a free gift in honor of National Library Week.